Search Results: "John Reader"


BOOK REVIEW

THE JOHN MCPHEE READER by John McPhee
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 29, 1976

"Choice excerpts from a master craftsman."
The widely admired John McPhee is a modern journalist whose personal travelogs avoid the obtrusive presence or confessional tone common to many of his contemporaries. Read full book review >

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READER by Erec Stebbins
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2013

"A richly detailed, compelling story about the power of love."
An original take on various sci-fi motifs that meditates on themes of love and humanity. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Worth plodding through the turgid mid-section following the lively early chapters for the thought-provoking conclusion."
A swift examination of the pleasures and problems of city life. Read full book review >

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AFRICA by John Reader
NON-FICTION
Released: April 21, 1998

"Formidably researched, always readable, but necessarily incomplete. (55 b&w photos and maps)"
A grand attempt to illuminate the history of the "dark continent," using an almost stunning blend of disciplines from geology to anthropology to agronomy. Read full book review >

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JOHN by Niall Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Irish novelist Williams (Four Letters of Love, 1999, etc.) takes spiritual issues seriously—and continues to write compellingly about them."
John the Apostle, now a revered Master in exile with a small band of Christian brothers on the island of Patmos, confronts heresy, schism and doubt. Read full book review >

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THE READER by Traci Chee
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"This cleverly layered fantasy leaves more questions than it answers, but fortunately, it's only the first of what promises to be an enchanting series. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
In her debut for teens, Chee takes readers on a heart-racing adventure. Read full book review >

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CONSTANT READER by Dorothy Parker
Released: Aug. 1, 1970

"Marginalia to be sure — but it will revive that old love affair in a nimbus of nostalgia and a glow of admiration."
There are times when images blow to fluff and comparisons stiffen and shrivel" or you haven't a word left in the mind Dorothy Parker could charm you right out of. Read full book review >

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DEAR READER by Mary O'Connell
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 9, 2017

"Ambitious but ultimately unsuccessful. (Fiction. 14-17)"
After her English teacher misses class at her Connecticut private school, Flannery discovers the purse she left behind, containing a newspaper obituary for Brandon, a soldier killed in action, and a copy of Wuthering Heights that, when opened, tells not Emily Brontë's story but Miss Sweeney's own. Read full book review >

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AVID READER by Robert Gottlieb
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"For lovers of literature and devotees of the New Yorker, this memoir is likely to prove endlessly captivating."
The longtime editor at Simon & Schuster, Knopf, and the New Yorker thankfully breaks his vow to never write a memoir. Read full book review >

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PERFECT READER by Maggie Pouncey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2010

"Tender, smart and often wicked, especially on the subject of college towns, Pouncey's first is impressively mature and entertaining."
Fathers, daughters and poetry are ruefully, wittily combined in an introspective literary debut. Read full book review >

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THE READER by Bernhard Schlink
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1997

"Toward its climax, the novel becomes, fitfully, frustratingly abstract, but on balance this is a gripping psychological study that moves skillfully toward its surprising and moving conclusion."
The Reader ($20.00; June 1997; 224 pp.; 0-679-44279-0): A compact portrayal of a teenaged German boy's love affair with an emotionally remote older woman, and the troubled consequence of his discovery of who she really is and why she simultaneously needed him and rejected him. Read full book review >

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THE READER by Amy Hest
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"A charming (if rather implausible) celebration of a snowy, book-y, day. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Reading anytime, anywhere is touted in this story about a boy, his dog and a snowy day. Read full book review >